Your Guide To Laying Turf
The landscapers at Swindon Turf have literally laid 10,000’s of thousands of meters through the years. From small residential dwellings, to country estates we’ve executed every contract put before us, regardless of the access, shape and difficulty of the job at hand. Despite our experience, some clients like to try their hand at landscaping too.
If you’re among those who’d like to save costs and get a landscapers workout, this post is for you. Here, we’ll break the laying process into 3 stages. They are preparation, the laying process and after care.
“Fail to prepare, prepare to fail …” is a popular maxim in the military and competitive events. In this instance, your failure to do the groundwork will result in a lawn that you are less than proud of.
Preparation begins with a healthy and fertile base of soil. While many gardens do have an adequate base, others would benefit from ordering topsoil from a local distributor. And depending on our availability, we distribute screened and certified options.
Next you’ll need to spot the check the ground and ensure that large rocks and foreign objects removed. Lastly, the ground needs to be level. This can be achieved with a rake, a discerning eye, and hard work.
The Laying Process
Let’s begin with the tools you’ll need. To unroll this green carpet you’ll need a gloves, a turf knife, planks and a sprinkler. Finally, depending on the access you’ll likely require a wheel barrow and a helping hand.
In an ideal world, the laying area would be square, but as we know after laying turf for a generation, gardens vary dramatically in their size and dimensions. If your would-be lawn doesn’t have straight angles, you may be wise to fashion a line with a plank. This will allow you to establish your first line and progress rapidly.
Your second man (or woman) should position the plank over the laid turf. This plank is utilized as they position on roll of turf at the end of the last. The landscaper, meanwhile should lay each roll and snuggle the ends and turves in firmly together.
After laying your lawn, it’s time to turn on sprinkler, put your feet up and allow the lawn to become established. It’s said the most dangerous stage of climbing a mountain is the descent. In turn, when laying turf your hard work can unravel without due after care. Failure to follow these steps will result in a lawn that is patchy and slowly withers away.
It will take up to 7 days before the roots become established. During this time it’s vital that you stay off the lawn and apply the sprinkler for a minimum of 1 hour per day.
Of course, we’re happy to undertake the landscaping process for you. For turf in Swindon, delivered or laid, contact the regions leading landscaping professionals today. You’re also welcome to add your questions below.